Fred Saberhagen died June 29, 2007. I was never a huge fan. I enjoy his take on Dracula and connecting him to Holmes for popcorn fiction. And never found his fantasy.
But I did meet him at CoastCon, Jesus, before Chad and I started dating. He was sweet and nearly nobody showed up at his panel. We're having a great discussion on the novelization of Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula when my friends showed up to help me the budding writer get advice from the seasoned pro. Yeah, that would be me sinking through the floor with embarrassment in an Elizabethan noble gown.
There is a new renaissance festival in Louisiana! Check out the Acadiana Medieval Faire at: http://www.acadianafaire.org/